These highlights are a synopsis of the December 2, 2019 Regular Meeting of Council. Visit mission.ca to read the complete agenda or watch the recorded webcast of the meeting.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The Mission Self-Advocacy Group & Mission Association for Community Living brought to Council an overview of accessibility, the need for new and existing services in Mission, and the importance of recognizing those living with disability in our community. December 3rd was proclaimed by Council as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Land Trusts

Council heard from the Executive Director of BC Land Trust regarding the need for rental housing, the challenges faced by low vacancy rates, and the land trust options for co-operative housing available to municipalities in BC.

Air Curtain Burner

Council heard comments from the public and considered a Temporary Use Permit to allow an air curtain burner for wood waste on a property located at 34980 Lougheed Highway.  Council deferred decision on the permit and requested more information on air quality, potential contamination of the material, and monitoring.

Waterfront Comprehensive Planning Area

Council considered and approved a recommendation that staff prepare a report and bylaw to amend the Official Community Plan to designate a portion of lands along the Fraser River as Waterfront Comprehensive Planning Area. This bylaw will come forward for consideration by Council in early 2020.

Letter of Support

Council voted to send a letter to the Province of Quebec, on behalf of the District of Mission, denouncing Bill 21, a law that prohibits public servants and teachers from wearing religious symbols while working, and expressing support in principle for the legal challenge against the discrimination of freedom of religion as set out in Bill 21.